True friendships challenge us. They can be filled with joy and fraught with conflict . When Ann Patchett and Lucy Grealy met early in their writing careers, they formed an indelible bond that would see them through success, setbacks, and heartbreaking consequences. This book is a beautiful tribute from one friend to another.
On New Year’s Eve 1937, sensible working girl Katey meets dashing banker Tinker Grey, and life is never the same. Amor Towles’ debut novel chronicles the social strata of post-Depression New York with sparkling wit and gritty realism. Wonderful characters and beautiful prose--simply a great read!
If you read The Glass Castle, you’ll be no stranger to the unconventional makeup of Jeannette Walls’ family. This book takes it back a generation and tells the amazing story of her intrepid maternal grandmother, Lily Casey. You’ll marvel as she survives floods, droughts, and forges a life in the vast southwest territory of early 20th century America with humor and grit. I was transfixed.